BUSINESS DOCUMENTS: Lee Bank awards $ 64,000; The CHP appoints an interim chief medical officer; Berkshire Mountain Distillers Adds Director; resignation of the president of the BUW; Hawthorne Valley adds to the board
The Lee Bank Foundation announces community funding of $ 64,500
LEE – The Lee Bank Foundation awarded $ 64,500 to eight Berkshire-area organizations in its second round of 2021 Community Grants. Recipients have received grants ranging from $ 2,000 to $ 12,500 to support their local programming.
The following organizations received funding:
- Berkshire premium
- Berkshire County Historical Society
- South Berkshire Regional Community Center
- Elizabeth Freeman Center, Inc.
- Flying Cloud Institute
- Common music
- New Stage Performing Arts Center Inc.
- Berkshires Medicine Volunteers
To be considered for the award of grants, applicants must be a nonprofit (501) (c) (3) focused on funding organizations that strive to bridge income gaps and d opportunities in our region. Funding requests should reflect one or more of the main areas of activity of the Lee Bank Foundation:
- Education and Literacy
- Food security and nutrition
- Economic growth and development
- Health and personal services
- Mentoring, internship and ‘school to work’ initiatives
- Arts and culture
Applicants can only submit one application per 12 month period. Online applications and information are available here. The next deadline to apply is September 1, 2021.
The Lee Bank Foundation was established in 2021 to support Lee Bank’s long-standing mission of community reinvestment on behalf of organizations working to improve the lives of organizations in the Berkshire region and the people they serve. In 2020, Lee Bank awarded $ 179,000 to nonprofits in the region and COVID-19 relief efforts. In 2021, the Foundation plans to award $ 250,000 in grants and the Bank plans to award an additional $ 70,000 in sponsorships.
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CHP appoints Dr Kenneth Faber as Interim Chief Medical Officer
GREATER BARRINGTON – Kenneth Faber, MD, has been appointed Interim Chief Medical Officer of Community Health Programs.
Faber was most recently Vice President of Clinical Care at Grand Rounds Inc., a San Francisco-based healthcare company, where he focused on accelerating the development of the practice’s remote care services following the closure of the practice. COVID-19.
From 1997 to 2019, he worked with Colorado Permanente Medical Group in a series of executive roles. He has served as Clinical Care Provider, Senior Medical Director, Chair of the Internal Review Committee, Medical Director for Process Improvement and most recently Vice President. As a practicing physician, he worked with Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Colorado.
Faber received his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan. He was named “Best Doctor” by Denver 5280 magazine in 2011, and he received the Council on Resident Education Teaching Award in 1999, 2000 and 2002.
Faber succeeds Dr. Christopher Sprowl, who stepped down from his 10-month interim position to serve as president of the Sinai Medical Group / Ambulatory Enterprise in Chicago.
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Kowalski Joins Berkshire Mountain Distillers as Director of Sales and Hospitality
SHEFFIELD – In response to the increased demand for additional services and to expand its team, Berkshire Mountain Distillers (BMD) hired Michael Kowalski as Director of Sales and Hospitality. BMD currently employs 10 professionals in the community.
Kowalski has experience in developing and improving beverage programs to focus on craft and specialty cocktails, as well as developing training programs for bartenders and waiters to increase profitability and sales. In this managerial role, he will develop and maintain partnerships with local restaurants and hotels, provide support and training for restaurant beverage programs, develop educational programs on the grain-to-glass distillation process, and create a program of craft cocktails for BMD tasting. bedroom.
Kowalski brings decades of event management experience to the team, including with the Newport Mansions and Nantucket Wine & Food Festivals, as well as The Culinary Institute of America. He is an Approved Specialist in Spirits, Approved Specialist in Wine, and has his certificate of Approved Sommelier from the Cour des Maîtres Sommeliers. Kowalski has used his extensive food and beverage knowledge to create award-winning programs at luxury properties such as The Point Resort in Saranac Lake, New York, and Wheatleigh in Lenox.
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Leadership transitions announced at Berkshire United Way
PITTSFIELD – Berkshire United Way (BUW) Chairman of the Board Mike Stoddard recently announced that President and CEO Candace Winkler will step down at the end of the summer. She has been leading the organization since spring 2019.
Under Winkler’s leadership, BUW quickly pivoted and mobilized to meet emergency needs at the onset of the pandemic. BUW has partnered with the philanthropic community to create the Berkshire County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which has raised and distributed over $ 2 million in emergency grants to over 100 organizations working in the first line. Winkler also facilitated new partnerships to buy meals at local restaurants to feed families most affected by school and business closures.
Winkler will remain at the helm until the end of August, when Laurie Gallagher, a board member, will assume the role of interim CEO until a permanent leader is selected. BUW’s board of directors has established a CEO search committee to identify a diverse group of candidates for the board to consider.
Winkler will assume a new role at a national Washington, DC-based nonprofit in September, but she and her family will continue to live in the Berkshires.
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Hawthorne Valley Welcomes Local Business Owner to Board of Directors
GHENT, NY – Hawthorne Valley has added Kim Bucci, owner and operator of Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, New York, to its board of directors.
Bucci is a 20-year New York hospitality veteran who managed a variety of restaurants, nightclubs and event venues before moving to the Hudson Valley. The generosity of the region inspires Kim’s creative vision and direction, using local artisans, farmers, brewers and distillers to create a sense of belonging. By building these multidimensional businesses, Kim strives to provide opportunities for healthy work and mentorship to the community. As a member of the Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood Leadership Circle, she has led fundraising initiatives around accessibility to women’s health resources. Kim has resided full time in Columbia County for eight years with her partner Wes and two daughters.
Bucci joins a board of trustees that includes board chairman Tom James, who served for 12 years as president, dean and vice president of academic affairs at Teachers College at Columbia University; Treasurer Matt Stinchcomb, Founder of the Good Work Institute; Alfa Demmellash, co-founder of Rising Tide Capital; Danielle Do, who is a senior counsel in corporate and securities law at Synchrony Financial; and Alex Sierck, civil rights lawyer, public defender and psychoanalyst.